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eSamuels
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I've been fortunate to have been attending MINDvention for most of its existence and can safely say that this year's lineup may well be the strongest to date!
So if you're sitting on the fence about attending, a few things to consider (other than the terrific schedule):

- This is a far more intimate convention than most. People - including some of the legends of our community - are entirely accessible.
I will never forget some of the discussions and jam sessions I've been a part of, whether in the main hotel restaurant or the pub (names like Maven, Osterlind, Cassidy, Nyman, Becker, McLeod, Weber(x2), Earle, Eagles, Maue, McBride, Stetson, Manor.....and on and on). Some of the stories, alone, are worth the price of admission!

- Pros, semi-pros, & amateurs are all welcome and recognized. There's no sense of elitism here.

- The dealer room is filled with some of the top names in Mentalism products (forgive the obvious self-serving nature of this point), many of whom will debut brand new stuff for this event.
You will also find that the dealers have more time to demo their stuff and answer your questions.

- You shouldn't be surprised to see some very well-known 'local' performers show up, unannounced. We are in Vegas, after all!

- Some sessions will be as good as you expect (I am totally stoked about seeing The Evansons - for my money one of the finest acts in our community!), while other sessions (with little to no expectation because of their lower profile as working pros) will blow you away with all of the killer information that is freely shared. Ken Dyne was like this for me, his first time at MV. And if you've never seen David Gerard lecture, he is one of the smartest and most insightful performers in our game! I suspect that one of this year's great surprises will be Timon Krause, whom I had the pleasure of seeing perform in France, a few years ago (and you may have seen him fool Penn & Teller).

- The evening shows are an added bonus. There used to only be one final night show. But for the past few years, a show has been scheduled all 3 nights, giving you the chance to see many of the lecturers doing their day jobs!

- In & Out Burger is walking distance from the hotel (just had to add that one!).

Hope to see you there in 4-weeks!

Eric
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On Sep 22, 2018, eSamuels wrote:

- In & Out Burger is walking distance from the hotel (just had to add that one!).


Okay, now I'm in. That was the one that did it for me.
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On Sep 22, 2018, Mindpro wrote:

- In & Out Burger is walking distance from the hotel (just had to add that one!).


Okay, now I'm in. That was the one that did it for me.


But of course....
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Eric is very convincing !
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